Mentoring in Sweden

What are the Benefits of Mentoring?

Benefits for Mentors:

  • Mentors benefit from the mutual exchange of professional and personal support.
  • Mentoring provides mentees with enhanced coaching— someone to talk to regarding issues, concerns and developmental objectives.
  • Mentors receive insight into the issues facing other pilot communities, from other regions
  • Mentoring provides an opportunity to build critical interpersonal skills and it encourages individual ownership.
  • Mentors gain the opportunity to share their knowledge and skills in developing other pilot communities

Benefits for Mentees:

  • Mentees gain a better understanding of what is expected to advance towards self-sufficiency (e.g., specific behaviours and skills).
  • Mentoring enhances interpersonal and coaching skills that are important leadership success factors.
  • Mentees can gain increased exposure to pilot communities (mentors) who have experience in a certain technology that they are interested in and in turn reduce climate change impacts
  • Mentees receive insight into other pilot communities’ culture, structure and objectives through their Mentors

Mentoring Programmes in Sweden

The Mentoring Programme is a key output of the RECENT project. Regardless of where the community is based or how experienced they may be, individuals and community groups can always benefit from working with a mentor. This section, will guide you through the process of signing up to the RECENT Mentoring Programme.

The RECENT project aims to increase energy knowledge in rural communities, and help them to have more resilient and energy efficient public infrastructure capable of handling climate change related risks. The project has developed pilot community energy and energy efficiency projects across 5 NPA partner countries. The RECENT mentoring programme involved identifying pilot communities to work with, defining the development stage the pilot communities are in, for example pre-developed, developing or best practice. It also involved engaging with and equipping them with the necessary tools to participate in the RECENT project. The attached document focuses on mentoring and is written to give communities an idea of how the RECENT mentoring programme works . Link toMentoring In Practice

After the project ends, mentoring will continue. If you would like to participate in the RECENT mentoring programme, Please contact:

Silva Herrmann

RECENT Co-Ordinator


Phone: +46 70 2027474